AOC Faces Backlash For Using Famous Holocaust Poem In Defense Of Omar

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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed President Donald Trump, who shared a grim video featuring Rep. Ilhan Omar’s controversial 9/11 remarks alongside footage of the Twin Towers being attacked.

“Members of Congress have a duty to respond to the President’s explicit attack today,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Friday. “@IlhanMN’s life is in danger. For our colleagues to be silent is to be complicit in the outright, dangerous targeting of a member of Congress. We must speak out.”

She also shared an image of the words of “First they came … ,” the famous poem by German theologian Martin Niemöller that was inspired by the tragedies of the Holocaust.

The poem reads:

“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a socialist.

“Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a trade unionist.

“Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

“Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet sparked major backlash, including a tweet from Ben Shapiro who wrote:

“There’s something deeply disturbing about AOC making Holocaust references to defend an open and unrepentant anti-Semite who is merely being criticized.”

Read more at Fox News.

{Matzav.com}

5 COMMENTS

  1. Rep. Ilhan Omar is an open anti-Semite who barely bothers to make excuses for her anti-Israel anti-Jewish comments anymore. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hasn’t made such comments herself (although she did directly go after AIPAC), but since she has no problem with anything Omar says and vigorously defends her from any criticism, she is, for all practical purposes, no different and is a de facto Israel-hater and anti-Semite.

    The American left seems to be well on its way to joining the British left in antisemitism.

  2. Fake Faux news. AOC faces ZERO backlash from anyone is Bob Casey’s Democrat party. Even the Rinos in the Republican party just yawn. They’re too used to these outrageous comments and statements by Ilhan Omar and AOC tag team.

  3. Minnesota’s antisemitic Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar is officially under an investigation to determine whether she misused campaign funds to finance her divorce!
    The investigation kicked off when Republican state Rep. Steve Drazkowski insisted she used her campaign funding not only to pay for the divorce but also to fly her attorney around!
    In referring Omar to the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board, Drazkowski alleged that Omar improperly spent close to $6,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including payments to her divorce attorney and for travel to Boston and Estonia. Drazkowski’s filing of the two complaints followed an earlier episode in which Omar repaid $2,500 for honoraria she received for speeches at colleges that receive state funding, a violation of ethics rules for Minnesota lawmakers.
    “I had observed a long pattern,” Drazkowski told Sinclair in an interview from his office in southeastern Minnesota. “Representative Omar hasn’t followed the law. She’s repeatedly trampled on the laws of the state in a variety of areas, and gotten by with it.”
    Approached by Sinclair as she left the Capitol on March 28, accompanied by an aide, Omar refused to answer any questions about the campaign finance allegations. The aide suggested Sinclair try to schedule an interview instead. When Sinclair contacted Omar spokesman Jeremy Slevin for that purpose, he directed that the inquiry be routed to his personal email account; an inquiry subsequently sent to that account produced no reply from Slevin. The Minnesota campaign finance board, following standard practice, declined to confirm or deny whether it has opened an investigation into the subject of any complaint.
    Within weeks of her ascension to Congress, Omar swiftly became one of the most controversial figures in Washington, following a series of comments she made about Israel and its supporters that were widely condemned as anti-Semitic. Omar then issued a barbed apology on Twitter, as the furor over her remarks led House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calf., to stage a floor vote condemning bigotry in broad terms, without specific reference to Omar.
    Campaigning in Minnesota’s staunchly blue 5th District, which includes the city of Minneapolis and has sent a Democrat to Washington every year since 1963, Omar defeated Republican challenger Jennifer Zielinksi with nearly 80 percent of the vote. Drazkowski complained that Omar’s gender and ethnicity — she is Muslim-American and an immigrant from Somalia — and her willingness to cast herself as a victim of discrimination make her critics fearful of speaking out against her, whether on substantive policy or ethics issues. “There’s a political fear that people have,” Drazkowski said, “of being called a name, being called a bigot, being called racist, being called Islamophobic.”
    In her biography is states that Omar married Ahmed Nur Said Elmi in 2009 and divorced him in 2017. However, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi is suspected to Ilhan Omar’s OWN BROTHER!
    If found guilty, Omar will have committed campaign finance and immigration crimes.
    Since news broke Omar has aggressively denied her ex-husband is her brother, however nothing has yet to be proven.

  4. but a state voted for this person to represent them. what does it say about the citizens of that state? right now it seems that it is fashionable to be anti semitic. beware, everyone; your turn may come next

  5. Yes, the young Democrat’s sitting in Congress are working overtime to “change” (Obama legacy style) the face of America to despise its Jewish citizens. To hail in a new era of Palestinian pity parties as a means to the end game of “Sharia Law for all”. in the US of A.

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